Peter Gammons notes: “We have a new favorite prospect out of the Arizona Fall League — Jason Szuminski, a 24-year-old reliever who was 7-4, 2.26 ERA with a 45/19 K/BB ratio at West Tennessee. He’s a favorite not because one scout says Szuminski “has one of the best sinkers I’ve seen all year,” but because Szuminski went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Indeed, he got his BS in aerospace engineering from MIT in 2000. Bet he can start a lot of aerospace engineering conversations in those minor-league bullpens.”
Yeah … but I bet he didn’t co-op.
No wonder he had to take a baseball job in order to make a living.
If you think I’m kidding, really, I’m not. This is a hard field to break into these days. It would be even harder if we didn’t have a bunch of old guys retiring.